War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 1010 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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and Fowler, for the prompt manner in which they accomplished the object of the expedition to Port Royal.* The endurance shown by their march of nearly thirty-six miles in twenty-four hours, during the very inclement weather of yesterday, proves their value as tried and experienced soldiers, and entitles them to the highest admiration and praise.

By command of Major-General Reynolds:

C. KINGSBURY, Jr.,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, April 24, 1863.

Major-General HALLECK,

General-in-Chief, Washington, D. C.:

By telegram from Major-General Milroy I learn that the expedition under Brigadier-General Elliott is a success. Captured about 20 prisoners and some 30 horses; 9 rebels killed; lost 2 in killed.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, April 25, 1863.

Brigadier-General KELLEY,

Harper's Ferry, Va.:

Governor Peirpoint authorizes the calling out of Wheat's brigade of militia to aid Colonel Wilkinson, if needed. You will let me know accordingly, if wanted. I think it will be necessary.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, April 25, 1863.

Brigadier-General BRIGGS,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: You will immediately cause the One hundred and fifty-first Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry, of your command, to proceed without delay to Monocacy bridge, there to remain with the Fourteenth New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, prepared for any movement that may be determined upon. They will go in light marching order, taking with them only their overcoats and blankets. Each man must be supplied with sixty rounds of ammunition and will carry two days' rations in his haversacks. Lieutenant-Colonel Donaldson will furnish the necessary transportation.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. H. CHESEBROUGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See VOL. XXV, Part I, p. 137.

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